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Enloe High student had a gun on campus, school leaders say

A gun was found on a student Thursday afternoon at Enloe High School in Raleigh, according to a Wake County schools spokeswoman.

Administrators were searching a student and found a gun, said spokeswoman Lisa Luten said. In a message to parents Thursday afternoon, Enloe principal Will Chavis said “one of our administrators was made aware that there might be a reason to search one of our students.”

During the search, a gun was found,” Chavis said in the message. “Ammunition was found separately from the gun.”

Luten would not say why administrators were searching the student, who was not identified, but she said they were not looking specifically for a gun.

The school was not locked down after the gun was found, Luten said, because there was no threat to students.

“No student witnessed (the search), and there was no disruption to the school day,” she said.

Raleigh arrested the student, Chavis said. Under state law, any student who brings a gun to school is automatically suspended for 365 days.

“Be assured that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to protect our students and our campus,” he said in the statement.

You can read Enloe’s message to parents here.

Pressley Baird: 919-829-8935, @pressleybaird

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